What is it and what does it do?

Jaws is a screen reader. It is designed for people who cannot navigate around a screen using sight. It uses keyboard shortcuts to operate as opposed to mouse clicks and reads all text aloud.


Jaws is available in the Assistive Technology Room (ATR) in:

Students wishing to use this room have to be eligible for the Enhanced Library Support Service and referred by Academic or Disability Support.

Students who apply for Disabled Students' Allowance may receive a copy of Jaws as part of their support package.


Tutorials for Jaws including keystrokes and Quick Start Guides can be found on the Freedom Scientific website.


Support is available from local library staff.

Assistive Software

University of Nottingham Libraries

King's Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane
Nottingham, NG7 2NR

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